Reshuffle and the Environment: Theresa May's Week

13.1.18


The first week of Parliamentary business after the Christmas break was not a quiet one for the Prime Minister! 

On Monday, Theresa May began her Cabinet reshuffle, with changes at the top table and across the board of Ministerial ranks. Fantastically, lots of women received promotions and new appointments, from sitting in the Cabinet to the Whips office.

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On the first day of the reshuffle the PM wore her purple jersey Escada dress, pairing it with a pair of vintage red and leopard kitten heels from Russell & Bromley and her Celtic Treasure ring. Keeping warm when arriving at Downing Street, May wore her new Herno wool and padded jacket.


Tuesday brought day two of the reshuffle and the first meeting of the newly appointed Cabinet. The PM wore a textured black jacket and skirt, accessorising with the Amanda Wakeley oversized chain necklace and bracelet.


(And this photo of the PM and her female whips is simply iconic!)



On Wednesday, Theresa May took part in the first PMQs of 2018. It was back to business in her familiar navy Escada skirt suit and the Kitty leopard heels from Charlotte Olympia. May accessorised with the grey fabric bead necklace and bracelet, her Herno coat and the Vere satchel from Anya Hindmarch.

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On Thursday, the PM launched her 25 year plan for a cleaner, greener Britain. May wore a brown textured jacket with black trousers and the patent sparkly brogues from Russell & Bromley. A simple strand of pearls and her Herno coat completed this look.


Housing and the NHS: Theresa May's Week

6.1.18


Getting back to work in the Parliamentary recess, Theresa May highlighted the Government's work on housing and additional investment in the NHS this week.


On Wednesday, the Prime Minister visited Laura, a first time house buyer in Wokingham to talk about and highlight the success of the Help to Buy scheme and the stamp duty exemption.

May wore an amazing new Herno padded coat- quite likely a Christmas present! She teamed it with the brown Paule Ka blazer, trousers and the Charlize loafers from Russell & Bromley.



On Thursday, Theresa May visited Frimley Hospital, highlighting the additional investment in the NHS to tackle winter pressures.

May wore a faux fur black jacket, skirt and the leopard Link In block heels from Russell & Bromley. What was super striking about this outfit was her Hermes scarf (the Vue du Carosse La Galere La Reale design) and how the PM tied it into a round neck collar. If anyone knows how to tie a scarf this chicly then please let us know!


2017- what a year!

31.12.17


I always love sitting down to read the year in review posts, and writing them has a cathartic feeling that I look forward to.

Alot has happen over the past twelve months since I last convened at my desk with a mug of hot tea and mulled over the events of the year.

2017 has been a brilliant year for me professionally, with many projects and long dreamt plans finally coming to fruition.

I've managed an election campaign, expanded my work in the political field and am working with amazing organisations championing women in politics. I've ticked off a life long dream of being on the radio, contributing to election coverage as well as regularly appearing on two of the main radio shows in Wales. I've worked with clients in new professional fields, and made many new contacts who have transformed the way I think and do business.


I've also been present at some of the year's memorable events. The Trump Inauguration in January was one I won't forget in a long time, as was the Women's March and working on the GE 2017 election campaign. Other highlights include meeting the Prime Minister, Theresa May and seeing her awesome shoes in real life!

But perhaps most of all, the highlight of 2017 has been, for the first time, feeling comfortable with who I am working with and feeling part of a tribe that truly fits. Finding friends amongst 2017's journey has been wonderful, and is just one of the things I am grateful that this rollercoaster year brought. And with new friends and new challenges come the inevitable 'retirement' of others. Some friendships have come to an end due to professional reasons- never ever fail to be surprised by the judgement and actions of others!

And as I look to 2018, I hope this new year will be as successful as the one we are seeing out. I have big hopes and dreams for new projects, new workstreams and new relationships. 2018 will be a landmark year in many ways- I turn the big 3-0, we celebrate the anniversary of women's suffrage in the UK and our country will face many big changes. But this is what a new year is all about - new challenges, new opportunities and a fresh change to make a difference. Bring it!

Infographic: Theresa May's Clothes in 2017

27.12.17


2017 has been a year of change for many reasons, but one thing remains constant - Theresa May's fabulously fashionable wardrobe.

This year has probably been one that the PM won't forget, and despite the ups and downs, Theresa's sense of style and commitment to British fashion has remained constant.

Eagle eyed readers will remember the infographic I produced last year, detailing Theresa May's clothes choices during the first six months as Prime Minister. We've had a full year of gorgeous clothes to pore over, so here's the low-down of what Theresa May has worn during 2017.

Focusing on public appearances and official photographs, I've put together this infographic analysing all of her clothes during 2017. From the steps of Downing Street to her Maidenhead constituency, I've analysed the PM's favourite shoes, designers and included a few of my own favourite fashion highlights.


Here's what I found:

  • Daniel Blake has replaced Amanda Wakeley as the Prime Minister's favourite designer. With a whole mix of jackets, coats and tailored trousers, items from British designer Blake have been worn by May a total of 51 times throughout the year.
  • Russell & Bromley remains Theresa May's favourite shoe brand, with the high street favourite retaining its crown for 2017. 
  • The Divine jewelled flat black pump also remains May's most worn shoe for a second year running. This is closely followed by the lovely leopard Delicious flat and the sparkly Cocktail loafers.
  • Flats also remain the PM's go-to shoe, worn by May on 53% of public appearances. Heels frequently appear when May appears at the despatch box or for speeches, providing an added boost of height.
  • Pearls were Theresa May's favourite accessory during 2017, with a mix of simple strands and oversized versions appearing most often. The Amanda Wakeley oversized silver chain necklace and bracelet remain a style staple, appearing 25% of the time. 
  • And what about the handbag? The newly purchased Vere satchel by Anya Hindmarch has been carried constantly by the Prime Minister over the past few weeks. From the battlefields of Iraq to the peaceful surroundings of her Sonning home, May certainly loves this luxury satchel! 



What surprised me about the data? 


We've seen a steady shift away from European designers, and a reliance on Brand Britain. Perhaps a subtle nod to Brexit and the importance of British design, we've seen May champion designers such as Daniel Blake and Amanda Wakeley, as well as introducing new ones into the mix - such as Charlotte Olympia for a quirky take on the leopard kitten heel. And who can forget Theresa wearing a custom made pair of Charlotte Olympia heels for Red Nose Day? 

I'm particularly excited to see Theresa May supporting small businesses and British traders. We've notably seen her wear a gorgeous navy and white silk scarf by young designer Megan Ferris to the spring Budget, a sophisticated faux fur collar by Louison d'or to Davos and numerous hand painted and printed scarves by Pazuki. 

The PM has also dug deep into her closet and re-introduced items from the past! We've seen old leopard Russell & Bromley boots on the campaign trail, a Liberty x Barbour olive wax jacket and patterned dresses from Maria Grachvogel and Amanda Wakeley all make welcome reappearances into the prime ministerial repertoire. 


And for someone who has chronicled what Theresa May has worn throughout 2017, my personal fashion highlights have been:
  • The PM embracing bargain buys, particularly a pair of classic white Converse trainers and a pink linen dress from Next for her Italian holiday
  • A range of gorgeous handmade hats from Henley on Thames based designer Liz Felix- I particularly loved the nod to the uniforms at Sandhurst with a red hat by Felix and military inspired coat by Daniel Blake
  • So many amazing tailored items from Blake and Wakeley to show how British fashion inspires and empowers women 
  • The sparkly tweed jacket from DvF paired with the Russell & Bromley Vivacious sparkly bow adorned heels for Prime Minister's Questions
  • The steady reappearance of leopard into May's wardrobe- everything leopard, all the time! 
  • A nod to the Japanese flag on her visit to Tokyo, wearing a red jersey dress and sharp white Peserico blazer
  • Championing my homeland of Wales with two Celtic Treasure rings!
There have been so many great stylish moment from the Prime Minister this year, and her leadership and humour remind us what a role model she is- both professionally and personally. Who else could fly the flag so stylishly for Global Britain?! Here's to another fashionable year!

Poland, PMQs and Cyprus: Theresa May's Week

23.12.17


The last week of the Parliamentary term has been a busy one for the Prime Minister!

Theresa May started the week in her Maidenhead constituency, visiting Royal Mail employees at her local sorting office. The PM then returned to London, where she updated MPs on the Brexit negotiations and recent European summit.


The PM wore her new icy blue blazer with a white tee, black trousers and the Charlize steel toed loafers from Russell & Bromley.

On Tuesday, May held her weekly Cabinet meeting and attended the 1922 Christmas party in the evening. May wore a tailored grey dress by Daniel Blake for the festivities.



On Wednesday, the PM was on fierce form at Prime Minister's Questions. The utterly amazing electric blue Orchid jacket and matching skirt from Daniel Blake was May's choice, and she teamed it with the the leopard Kitten heels from Charlotte Olympia. Her military inspired Daniel Blake navy coat and the Vere satchel from Anya Hindmarch were the other pieces for her outfit.


On Thursday Theresa May travelled to Poland to meet with her Prime Ministerial counterpart. May also met with veterans and serving military members. May chose the caramel floral tweed jacket by Paule Ka, black trousers, her Daniel Blake coat and the Charlize loafers for her visit to Warsaw.




May then flew to Cyprus where she met with serving members of the British military at Royal Air Force Akrotiri. May spent part of Friday at the Base, meeting members and their families.


The PM wore a navy trouser suit, white shirt, accessorising with the oversized Amanda Wakeley chain bracelet, Caroline Thomson swirl necklace and the navy Cocktail loafers from Russell & Bromley.


Number 10, Paris and Brussels: Theresa May's Week

16.12.17


From Downing Street to Paris, here's a recap of Theresa May's week!

On Monday, Theresa May welcomed the Prime Minister of Bulgaria to Number 10. May wore her navy Military Daniel Blake jacket with trousers, the leopard Delicious Russell & Bromley flats and oversized pearls. May also updated the House on the Brexit Phase 1 agreement.


On Tuesday, the PM travelled to Paris for the One Planet Summit. Opting for the sparkly DvF tweed jacket, May teamed this great piece with trousers, the Divine jewelled Russell & Bromley flats and the oversized Amanda Wakeley chain bracelet and necklace.



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On Wednesday, Theresa May was back in the Commons chamber for Prime Minister's Questions. The navy satin skirt suit was back- and the PM teamed it with the festive red Link In block heels from Russell & Bromley, the Vere satchel from Anya Hindmarch and the beautifully tailored Daniel Blake black coat.

Later in the day, the PM attended The Sun Military awards wearing a white and silver Amanda Wakeley evening coat with trousers, the silver lame Valorie clutch from Anya Hindmarch and red patent heels from LK Bennett.


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On Thursday, May attended the Grenfell Tower Memorial Service at St. Pauls. Later in the day she was back in Brussels, wearing a tailored Daniel Blake grey pinstripe dress and the Daniel Blake black coat. May also wore the Twiggy heels from Russell & Bromley and the Vere satchel.


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